Drawing Frame Tender

Tend drawing frames that combine several strands of sliver into one strand.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Drawing Frame Tenders do?

Tends drawing frames that combine several strands of sliver into one strand, distributing weight uniformly, and arranging fibers in parallel order: Pulls cans of sliver to creeling position. Threads end of sliver through guides, stop-motion device, drawing rollers, condenser, and coiler head, and into revolving can, or attaches sliver to preceding end by overlapping and twisting ends with fingers. Presses button to start machines, and patrols machines to observe flow of sliver and signal lights indicating machine stoppage caused by sliver break. Repairs breaks in sliver by matting and rolling broken ends together between thumb and fingers. Replaces filled cans of sliver from coiler head with empty cans. Notifies repair personnel of machine malfunctions. Cleans rollers with airhose. May oil machine.


Should I be a Drawing Frame Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Drawing Box Tender, Drawing Tender, Roving Frame Tender, Spinning Frame Tender, Twisting-Frame Fixer

    How to become a Drawing Frame Tender

    Most Drawing Frame Tenders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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